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Walking Foot for Sewing and Quilting

In sewing, and especially quilting circles, a walking foot is like a Holy Grail for sewing through multiple layers of fabric, and even batting and backing. It’s a great timesaver, and can really help you achieve better results with less effort.

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2022-09-28T10:13:53-04:00September 28th, 2022|Sewing|

Large Throat Sewing Machines for Quilting

Quilting is a great way to show off your creative side and make something beautiful out of scraps of fabric. However, a regular sewing machine can be limiting when you’re trying to quilt a large project. That’s why you need a large throat sewing machine. (more…)

2022-09-28T10:19:20-04:00July 19th, 2022|Sewing|

Suede vs Velvet vs Velour

Velvet, suede, and velour are all types of nap fabric. Nap means that the fibers stand up from the fabric, giving it a fuzzy surface. Put simply, the nap is the texture of the fabric and describes which way the fibers align. If you run your hand across the fabric with a nap, the fibers will feel smooth. If you run your hand against the nap, the fibers will feel rough. (more…)

2022-08-25T08:31:36-04:00June 17th, 2022|Sewing|

Unique Sewing and Quilting Gifts

If you know a sewer or quilter, then you know that they can be pretty particular about their craft. From the type of fabrics they use to the type of sewing machines they prefer, sewers and quilters often have a very specific taste. This can make shopping for them a bit challenging, but it also means that when you do find the perfect gift, they will really appreciate it. Here are unique gifts for sewers and quilters that are sure to please even the pickiest of crafters: (more…)

2022-08-13T07:18:56-04:00June 15th, 2022|Sewing|

Sewing Tables for Small Spaces

Having a dedicated place where you can sew is important, even if it’s a little nook. But if you’re working in a small space, finding the right sewing table for small spaces, one that’s both functional and stylish, can be a challenge.

The good news is that there are plenty of great small sewing tables and cabinets out there that are perfect for tight spaces. To help you find the perfect one for your needs, I’ve rounded up some of our favorite options below. (more…)

2022-08-25T09:08:29-04:00April 7th, 2022|Sewing|

How to Treat Adult Acne and Oily Skin

Even though they are way past their teenage years, some people still deal with the skin that is quite oily and shiny at times, and pimples that still appear. If you are one of them, don’t worry! You are not the only adult struggling with unclean skin, however using proper skin care will help beyond belief.

Dermalogica is a skin care product line that embraces both cosmetic and pharmaceutical elements. Their products are free of common irritants including SD alcohol, lanolin, mineral oil and artificial colors and fragrance. Every single ingredient works towards building skin health. (more…)

2021-09-15T07:36:38-04:00May 29th, 2020|Beauty|

How I Kinda Survived in the Wild

I just went camping with my girlfriends! Never did that before (I was never an outdoorsy girl), but it was magical. We were camping in a small clearing, about half an hour away from the parking lot, and my best friend Sam (who organized this trip) told us all to skip breakfast, since she was going to cook a really nice meal for us.

A 45-minute walk later, we were sitting down in the camp and basically let Sam do everything. She raised the tents, and got the cookware. I’ve never seen a gas stove like that one (I later learned that this was what the serious outdoors people call a camping kitchen stove), I was really expecting some barbecue or marshmallows over a campfire. What we got was a big pot and a portion of delicious mac n cheese in small stainless bowls, and we ate with camping sporks!

We started talking and it turns out that Sam is really experienced with camping and loves nature, which I never found out before. Turns out her father was an outdoor man and a hunter, and they’ve been going for hikes for years. Let me tell you one thing, there’s no better coffee than one made by that camp stove. I had a fantastic time with my friends, talking about if we liked nature (we all love nature) and if we’ve been hiking or camping or anything. (more…)

2019-07-10T10:05:53-04:00July 10th, 2019|DIY|

Tom Ford Beauty: From Single Fragrance to Beauty Empire

One of the most recognizable names in the fashion world, Tom Ford has built an empire of sophistication, elegance, and class. Using refined cuts, classic fabrics and sharp silhouettes, his brand is the epitome of high fashion. When he decided to put his perfectionism and fashion-forwardness into a collection of makeup and beauty products, we were literally left gasping for air. And not a single product disappointed.

It seems like Tom Ford excels in absolutely anything he takes on. The man has changed the face of fashion at least twice, once at Gucci, again with his own label, been nominated for an Oscar for the both films he directed, edited magazines, befriended all of Hollywood and, somehow, remained likeable.

In an interview, Ford revealed that he had always wanted to do cosmetics, even as far back as his Gucci days adding that, “My intention was to do color cosmetics out of the gate, but not everyone else was convinced that I had a voice in color until the lipsticks started selling out again and again.” As an ambition come true, the new collection delights with a late ’70s Studio 54 aesthetic and is inspired by iconic stars such as Jerry Hall, Lauren Hutton and Bianca Jagger.

tom ford beauty  collection

The line features highly pigmented eye and lip colors, skin cleansers, moisturizers, foundation sticks, primers, illuminators and sculpting products. Tom Ford’s makeup collections are always on trend and fresh from the runway. It is Tom Ford’s strong point of view that a defined beauty look allows a woman to fully express herself.

The Tom Ford Beauty is a collection of sumptuous cosmetics and extraordinary fragrances. It is designed to achieve ravishing feminine glamour and impeccable masculine style while amplifying individuality. This covetable collection fuses state-of-the-art beauty innovation and artisan-level craftsmanship with Tom Ford’s singular vision of modern glamour.

2020-05-29T10:11:12-04:00October 24th, 2018|Beauty|

How to put on your Quinceanera dress

If you have already tried on a couple of dresses looking for your dream quince gown, you know how much of a hassle it is to put on your quinceanera dress.

Choosing the best ball gown appropriate for quince is one thing, but putting it on in a incredibly short amount of time on your quince celebration day is something else. To make the things easier, we bring you the tips from lovely Jocelyn, or QuinceMadrina on how to put on your Quinceanera dress:

First, you need to practice and know how to put your dress on before the party, because on the day of your Quinceanera there is so much going on, from the moment you wake up, and you don’t want to struggle and lose too much time putting your dress on. And you definitely do not want to get stressed out and emotional, start crying and ruing your makeup, because it is just going to get worse.

A very important tip: before you start getting into your dress, make you’re wearing proper undergarments, just because the crinoline will be on you throughout the day, and you don’t want red marks all over your body. High-waisted shorts are a good option to protect your waist and your skin.

Quinceanera dresses usually feature a petticoat or crinoline for added fullness, so that is what you will be putting on first. Crinolines are firm, stiff and usually with built in hoops. Petticoats are light, fluffy all layers of tulle, no hoops. Either can have an elastic or drawstring waistband. If your crinoline has a drawstring make sure you tie a firm little knot, so it doesn’t suddenly come undone in the middle of your grand entrance. (more…)

2018-05-21T07:41:42-04:00May 21st, 2018|Fashion Inspiration|
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